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 Hand Surgeon-Scientist Award

Funded jointly by:

American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand

The Plastic Surgery Foundation

AFSH, in partnership with PSF, is again offering the Hand Surgeon-Scientist Award to recognize a young plastic hand surgeon who has demonstrated success as both a clinician and a researcher to have sufficient protected time to develop a long and productive career in academic surgery.

The award is designed to support young faculty members at teaching institutions with accredited programs in plastic surgery who have demonstrated success in research by receiving extramural research funding - K08 or K23 awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

The total amount of the award is up to $75,000 per year for up to five years subject to annual review. This support is intended to provide salary support that will replace income lost from clinical practice because of time spent in research, as well as to help offset the recipient’s reduced clinical productivity. Recipients of these awards will be required to provide written progress reports summarizing their efforts at the end of each twelve month period on the anniversary date of the start of the funding.

Preference is given to fund researchers who are conducting clinical/translational research, with an emphasis on improving clinical care.

Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is December 2, 2013.

AFSH/PSF Hand Surgeon-Scientist Award Application